De-loused in the Comatorium is the Mars Volta's 1st studio album.
The hour long tragedy takes us through the tale of a man named Cerpin Taxt, as he attempts to kill himself by ingesting morphine and rat poison.
The attempt fails, and he falls into a coma for the next 7 days, in which he travels through the dream world of the Comatorium. At the end of the 7 days, he arises only to find that the world is unsatisfactory, and he (for the last time) takes his own life by jumping off a bridge.
The story is based upon a friend of Cedric Bixler-Zavala [Lead singer], Julio Venegas. The event greatly impacted the lives of both Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric, and greatly influenced their music.
Studying this album can greatly have an impact on how you write lyrics, as it certainly did with me. It can allow you to see concepts and lyrics on a higher level, and can increase your command of metaphor's and other literary devices.
Read and study this review; it will contribute to you becoming a better musician.
Before I get into the details, let me first say that I am absolutely in love with this album. If you haven't heard it yet, you have two options: You can either go out and get the album, or you can expect to have a random kick-to-your-balls happen at any given second.
If you would like to prevent your scrotum from becoming a sloppily made, trailer park style scrambled egg sac, stop now, go to Youtube/Songza/Quik-E-Mart, and get some of the songs from this album (track listing below).
Of course, if you don't feel like doing any of these I have included the videos for each song on every page.
**Not included in Review
Although my online album review that is free on this site has many great interpretations, it only gives definitions for about 100 of the lines in the album.
If you haven't heard about it already, I've written a vast expansion onto this interpretation. After writing this guide, you guys were so excited about it, that I was encouraged to take it even further and write interpretations for every single line in the album.
I delved deeply into the storybook that Cedric Bixler-Zavala wrote, into the album, and drew from every resource that I could find to create book that translates and describes every line in the book.
This project is called the "Deloused In The Comatorium Song Translation Guide", and you can find it here for purchase.
The De-loused In The Comatorium Song Translation Guide has multiple interpretations for all 400+ lines and lyrics contained within this incredible album.
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